According to experts and their client’s experiences here is a list that will guide you through this phase. It might be a rough patch as a seller but you are going to get through by realising and working upon these following mistakes.
Not seeking help from a professional
Well you might have aced in various fields in life sans a professional but this is where you need help. Life is easier with a friend, who will help and support you. A real estate agent is your friend in this journey whose knowledge and experience will help you immensely. Like choosing a right friend is necessary the same goes for a real estate agent.
According to experts those who do not seek professional help often take way longer to sell a house. Most of the time they fail at it.
You might have turned away from an object, however good they might have been, if it seemed overpriced. Similarly your buyer would not be interested in your house if it is quoted at a price which is quite high. With the help of a professional, calculate the right value of your house and list it accordingly.
According to professionals who study the market a house listed at a higher price is a major turn down for buyers.
Overlooking flaws and neglecting repair works
Oftentimes you do not like to acknowledge or see the flaws your sweet home has. Pain may be chipping and you may still overlook them. Your house may require necessary repair and you might have been avoiding or overlooking it. Rather than letting your buyers look at your house in absolute need of repair, do it yourself. Before your buyers criticise your home, look at your home critically and make the necessary changes.
Even you would turn away and not invest in places in need of repair. Think like a buyer and make the necessary changes.
Cluttering the house with your personal belongings
Nobody would love to move into a space where they cannot envision themselves. If your house is filled with your personal belongings and looks like a place that has your touch your potential buyer would not be able to envision themselves or their future in that house. Decluttering your house is the most inexpensive and yet the best thing that you would do for your house.
According to experts and recent researches every buyer likes to envision themselves in the house. When they first walk into the house they want to see themselves in that house.
Entering an empty house is devastating even for buyers. Though they might love to envision themselves in a house, an empty house, bereft of anything is a big turn away. It is essential to invest in staging your house appropriately. If your budget is tight look for inexpensive ways for aptly staging your house.
Expert agents often say that the first thing they recommend to sellers is staging. Most sellers who are sulking and whining about not being able to get potential buyers do not stage their homes.
Failing to be clear and not disclosing everything upfront
Your house may turn down potential buyers when they might get to know certain clauses at the last moment. Any relationship is based on honesty and trust. If you want to have your buyers confidence disclose every detail about your house.
You would love to know every detail about a product you might be buying. You would be turned down and might question everything when you would get to know a minute detail the seller had not disclosed. Similarly your buyer might walk away, even at the last moment, if you fail to disclose everything about your property from the very first instance.
Not giving in to negotiations
There are times when your ego is greater than your ability to understand the other. Being so uptight where you are unable to understand your buyer or your buyer’s budget might become a problem in the long run. Most of the time you will be turning away a lot of customers simply because you are too adamant. Your ego and adamance will do nothing but harm you.
According to experts most buyers understand the way a house is listed and go on to negotiate. They may really like a property and opt for a bit of negotiation and understanding from your part. Do not let your ego drive you and dictate your actions.
Most sellers do not understand that like every product their house needs to be marketed as well. It is the best way to reach out to maximum people. The more your reach the more you will have potential buyers.
According to recent research most houses do not get sold because their sale news does not reach the buyers. The best way to reach people is through proper marketing.
Not using social media and bad photography
Social media is everyone is and you need to use social media for more than uploading images about yourself. However if you have never used social then it is high time that you do. Beautiful pictures of your house needs to be uploaded online. First impression is your make or break moment. If your buyers do not like your house because of bad photos then your house does not even get to meet the buyers.
Not being on the same page with your real estate agent
Your estate might be extremely talented but if he or she doesn’t understand you it might be a bummer. After you choose your agent go ahead and sit down with him, sketch a plan. Speak to your agent and tell him or her immediately if you do not agree.
There is always light at the end of the tunnel. Even if you are a dark phase you will pass it through these easy tips.